Postal Museum, Budapest

1068 Budapest, Benczúr utca 27.
GPS: 47.510951, 19.075098

+36 1 269 6838

+36 1 322 4240

The seat of Postal Museum moved to 27 Benczúr utca ( street ) in 2012, where this building meant the place-based education of postmen since 1931. The concept of permanent exhibition space on the 2nd floor demonstrates the areas, where the Royal Hungarian Post can be considered the first and technical innovations and features, which introduced, among the first in Europe, or even in the whole world. It created the possibility of employment of women, among the first independent existence for themselves, the world's first petrol-driven vehicles put in service; on 1st October 1869 at the same time together with the Austrian Postal administration introduced the postcard as a new type of shipment method.

The perfecting inventions of working by the Hungarian post officers used in other European post offices; the outstanding engineers of the Hungarian Post perfected their work concerning telegraphic, telephone and radio equipment. The Blaw-Knox cigar-shaped radio antenna built in 1933 near Lakihegy is still the world's tallest edifice engineering in this range. During the trying times of manual telephone exchanges, pneumatic tube device, Morse telegraphs and teleprinter, interval signal machine, their operation not just can observe, but you may try them out, like the preparation and delivery of value consignment mail bags locking with special padlock and envelope bunching as well.

Our exhibition gives in many ways an opportunity to gain knowledge and testing activities, for the older generation to get nostalgic about the past, and for the children, listening to fairy tales over the phone.

The first room provides space for our temporary exhibitions. Our recent exhibiton, the 150 years 150 pieces, is about the 150 years old Hungarian Post service. We show the most characteristic, interesting or strange pieces of this long postal history. This exhibiton is also a salute to the Hungarian Royal Post, which became independent of the Austrian Post in home affairs in May 1, 1867.

Opening hours

From 10 am to 6 pm everyday
The museum is closed on Mondays.

We are closed on 1 January, 24–26 December, Easter Day and Whitsun, Feast of All Saints.


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Phone: +36 1 269 6838
+36 1 322 4240
Address: 1068 Budapest, Benczúr u. 27.
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